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Direct effects of cyclosporin A and cyclophosphamide on differentiation of normal human myoblasts in culture.

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Type
Published Article
Journal
Neurology
Publication Date
Volume
43
Issue
7
Pages
1432–1434
Identifiers
PMID: 8093118
Source
Medline
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Abstract

We examined the direct effects of the commonly used immunosuppressive agents cyclosporin A and cyclophosphamide on cultures of clonally derived aneural human myoblasts. When applied to cultures in doses reflecting the therapeutic dose in vivo, both cyclosporin A and cyclophosphamide had dose-related reproducible effects on myoblast fusion: fusion was enhanced by cyclophosphamide and inhibited by cyclosporin A. These findings indicate that immunosuppressive agents may have effects on muscle that are independent of their ability to regulate the immune system.

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